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Coattails Winery Pinot noir 2012


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The 2012 Coattails is the richest and most polished wine yet from Jared and Mikey Etzel, sons of Beaux Freres winemaker Mike Etzel (hence the tongue-in-cheek name of the winery). Heady and powerful black cherry and purple berry fruits are delivered in a velvety envelope. Drinking impressively already, though I'd cellar it for 2-4 years or longer for prime drinking. - Marcus

2010 Wine Spectator 91 points: "Firm and focused, this is juicy with plum and currant fruit on a light frame, finishing on a delicately earthy note as the fruit lingers with refinement. Drink now through 2017." - H.S.

2009 Vintage Tasting Notes

Just two barrels - 50 cases - of 2009 Coattails were made, since the Etzel brothers have very (very) stringent standards as they work to establish themselves as a top-tier Oregon winery.

Coattails is built for long-term aging. So give a little space if you open it now and you'll find a fragrant, attractive nose of candied red fruit, fresh earth, and wafts of toasty oak. Layers of fruit unfurl, with a current of raspberry washing through the dynamically powerful finish.

I really appreciate Jared and Mike's tongue-in-cheek approach to naming this wine. They are a product of their humble, down-to-earth parents. Coattails 09 is dedicated to their mother.

2008 Vintage Tasting Notes

2008 is the ideal inaugural vintage for Jared and Mikey Etzel's Coattails Pinot noir. They might have ridden their dad's Coattails but their 2008 Pinots make clear: the boys and the wines stand on their own.

A powerful Pinot with style and substance. Sporting a fuller texture than the Horsetail, Coattails shows a wide spectrum of fruit starting with red cherry and crushed raspberry, moving to currant, working in black cherry and a sliver of blackberry on the finish. This wine glides, picking up cedar, white pepper and a hint of toast. - Marcus

Coattails Pinot noir 08 is very limited. It's a cellar selection and needs the same kind of time and care as their Dad's Pinots. They will sell this high end Pinot primarily to top restaurants. Jared just returned from a trip to Las Vegas, where several famous restaurants picked up the wine for their lists.

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